When new regulations are developed, critics often point to high costs associated with implementation. But regulations that mitigate climate change also serve to reduce future costs that will come with a warming planet. Efforts to measure those costs through a price on carbon recently saw an important legal victory. Click here to read more.
The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Yale Office of International Affairs organized the first annual Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum, which took place September 21 - 23, 2016. Forty-five attendees from ten countries gathered for the three day conference exploring sustainability as a framework for the 21st century. The Forum was directed by Daniel C. Esty, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University and Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy. Learn more at sustainability-forum.yale.edu.
YCELP is partnering with the Council of Western State Foresters to research climate-smart forestry policies across the American West and Pacific Island nations. Lisa Dale is heading the research and with a team of graduate students, the Center will produce a climate policy synthesis report and a series of case studies of climate change adaptation and mitigation across the West and the Pacific.